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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

* Anxiously Awaiting as of late January 2011


I've marked the new finds in red, in case you're just looking for the new stuff. If there is new information - a link to Amazon, a release date, an excerpt, or something has changed, then it's red.  I've also put an (e) next to the books that have an excerpt out, clicking the (e) will take you to my listing of excerpts. For the books I've already read and reviewed there is a link to my review of the book.

01/25/11 Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter Book 3) Nalini Singh (e)
02/15/11 Dreams of a Dark Warrior  (Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresley Cole (e)
02/22/11 This Side of the Grave (Cat & Bones #5, Night Huntress) by Jeaniene Frost (e)
02/22/11 Pale Demon (The Hollows Rachel Morgan, Book 9) by Kim Harrison (e)  (my review)
03/01/11 River Marked (Mercy Thompson, Book 6) by Patricia Briggs (e)
03/01/11 Blackout (Cal Leandros, Book 6) by Rob Thurman
03/01/11 Moon Cursed (Nightcreature Novels, Book 10) by Lori Handeland
03/01/11 Late Eclipses (October Daye, Book 4) by Seanan McGuire
03/15/11 Steel  by Carrie Vaughn
03/22/11 Invincible (Chronicles of Nick Volume 2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (e)
03/29/11 Master and Apprentice (Master of None series Book 2) by Sonya Bateman
Spring/11 Blood Rock (Dakota Frost / Skindancer series book two) by Anthony Francis (e)
04/05/11 Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom Book 6) by Devon Monk
04/26/11 Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, Book 4) by Jennifer Estep (e)
04/26/11 Mercy Burns (Myth & Magic Bk 2) by Keri Arthur
05/03/11 Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse Bk 11) by Charlaine Harris (e)
05/31/11 Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, Book 5) by Ilona Andrews (e)
05/31/11 Kiss of Snow (Psy/Changeling #10, Hawke's book) by Nalini Singh (e)
05/31/11 Shadow Fall (Shadowchaser book 3) by Seressia Glass
Smmr/11 Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum #17) by Janet Evanovich
06/09/11 Hit List (Anita Blake book 20) by Laurell K. Hamilton  
06/28/11 Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty Norville Book Nine) by Carrie Vaughn
06/28/11 Crave The Moon (Nightcreature Novels, Book 11) by Lori Handeland
07/??/11 Demons at the Gates (Phoenix Chronicles, Book 5) by Lori Handeland
07/05/11 Vampire Instinct (Vampire Queen Book 7) by Joey W. Hill (e)
07/05/11 Vision Impossible (Psychic Eye Mystery Book 9) by Victoria Laurie
07/26/11 Ghost Story (Dresden Files, Book 13) by Jim Butcher
07/26/11 Spell Bound (Savannah) (Women/Otherworld Bk 12) Kelley Armstrong
07/27/11 Eye of the Tempest (Jane True Book 4) by Nicole Peeler
08/02/11 Retribution (Dark Hunters #20) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
08/16/11 Kitty's Greatest Hits (Kitty Norville series) by by Carrie Vaughn 
FALL/11 Killing Rites (Black Sun's Daughter Book 1) by M.L.N. Hanover
Fall/11 The Renfield Syndrom (Rhiannon's Law series book 2) by J.A. Saare (e)
Fall/11 Second Diesel/Unmentionables book by Janet Evanovich
Late/11  Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, Book 4) by Faith Hunter  
Late/11  Vampire Queen's Return (Vampire Queen Book 8) by Joey W. Hill
Late/11 Unnamed (Justine Jones Disillusionist Book 3) by Carolyn Crane 
09/11/11 The Brightest Fell (October Daye, Book 5) by Seanan McGuire
09/27/11 Darkness Unbound (Dark Angel series - new Risa books) by Keri Arthur (e)
10/01/11 Alpha (Dark Hunters, Daria's story) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
10/??/11 Spider's Revenge (Elemental Assassin, Book 5) by Jennifer Estep (e)
10/??/11 Bound by a Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen Book 8) by Joey W. Hill
12/??/11 Virtual Virgin (Delilah Street #5) by Carole Nelson Douglas
??/??/11 Liquid Fire (Dakota Frost / Skindancer series book3 ) by Anthony Francis (e)
??/??/??  Darkness Rising (Dark Angel series - new Risa book #2) by Keri Arthur
01/??/12 Alpha and Omega series, Book 3 Patricia Briggs
??/??/12 Unnamed Jaime story (Women/Otherworld Bk 13) Kelley Armstrong
09/01/12 Daemon's Angel (Dark Hunters) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 
??/??/11 Supernaturals on Vacation (Anthology) 

Not all of the series I keep up with have another book listed as coming out. The authors have stated there will be more, but to my knowledge they haven't said when, or given a title name. I've listed those series below.
* Meredith Gentry series by Laurell K Hamilton (taking a year off)
* Bloodhound Files by DD Barant
* Bewitching Mysteries by Madelyn Alt
* The Edge series by Ilona Andrews

Below are series I follow, but it is unclear whether there will be more books in the series:
* Bronwyn the Witch series by Candace Havens
* Nadia Stafford series by Kelley Armstrong
* Nature of Desire series by Joey W. Hill

* Daughters of Arianne series by Joey W. Hill
* Felix Gomez series Mario Acevedo
* Spellman series by Lisa Lutz (Spring 2012?)
* Anya Kalinczyk / Embers series by Laura Bickle
* Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay
* Caruthers Sisters series by Candace Havens
* Nikki Heat series by Richard Castle
* Succubus Diaries by Jill Myles

You can read an excerpt of many of these books, to see my list of excerpts please go here

If someone wants to send me an ARC of one of the books on my Anxiously Awaiting list, I will read it within a day or two of it arriving (assuming I'm home and I'm not sick or anything), and will get a blog post up of it as soon as I've finished reading it. You may send me a digital version at chained lightning at g mail dot com, or to send a hard copy you may contact me at that email address to ask for a shipping address. If you have an ARC you would like to send that is not on my Anxiously Awaiting list I will attempt to read and review it in a timely manner but it may not be placed topmost in my TBR pile. Feel free to email me to see if I'd be interested in reading something, as well. I've found a few authors this way that I may not have read had I not received a review copy -- and now I'm hooked on a few of those series, just waiting for the next book.

Monday, January 24, 2011

* Excerpts, First Chapters, and Sneak Peeks


Some of the books on my Anxiously Awaiting list have excerpts available at the author's or publisher's websites. I've listed the excerpts and snippets below, as well as a link to my review where I've had access to an ARC.

I would love to have an ARC for any of the books on this list, or on my Anxiously Awaiting list. See my Review Policy for more information about sending books for review.

Jeaniene Frost has a page up for This Side of the Grave (Cat and Bones #5, Night Huntress series) with the beautiful cover and a blurb. 02/22/11

Seanan McGuire has a page up for Late Eclipses (October Daye, Book 4) with a blurb - 03/01/11

Rob Thurman has a page up with cover art and blurb for Blackout, the sixth Cal Leandros Book 3/1/11

Lori Handeland has a page up with cover art and blurb for Moon Cursed (Nightcreature Novels, Book 10) by Lori Handeland  3/1/11

Simon and Schuster has a page up with cover art and blurb for Master and Apprentice (Master of None series Book 2) by Sonya Bateman  3/29/11

Devon Monk has a page up for Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom Book 6), so far just cover art and blurb. 04/05/11

Jim Butcher has a page up with cover art and blurb for Ghost Story (Dresden Files, Book 13)  (publication date bumped back to 7/26/11). It appears Harry really is dead.

Kelly Armstrong has a page up with cover art and blurb for Spell Bound (Savannah) (Women/Otherworld Bk 12) by Kelley Armstrong  7/26/11

Sherrilyn Kenyon has a page up for Redemption (Dark Hunters #20), with an blurb but no excerpt yet.  August/2011

In case you haven't read them yet, there are also some excerpts up for books released in 2009, 2010, and 2011 to date: